The U.S. since July 1st has killed more Iraqi civilians than the insurgents have, according to the Iraqi government: BBC. This is a very important story because it shows empirically that the situation in Iraq is very different than what we are being told, daily.
So far it’s all “what a wonderful historic day” stuff, but then you read the actual facts within the story.
Heavy explosions and a series of mortar attacks broke out across Baghdad, and in several other cities, including Baquoba, Basra and Mosul, less than two hours after voting began.
BBC gets the casualty figures before they were released. Every supporter of the US war should see this.
More creative legalese emerges in his new responses to written questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Female interrogators tried to break Muslim detainees at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay by sexual touching, wearing a miniskirt and thong underwear and in one case smearing a Saudi man’s face with fake menstrual blood, according to an insider’s written account.
And Bush, who pushed hard for this: Washington Post
In a speech and CNN interview.
UPDATE: Guardian says Rumsfeld and Hoon agree on secret exit strategy.
This is the sound of Edward R. Murrow, reporting to the world for the first time what he saw with his own eyes, at the liberation of Buchenwald, April 15, 1945.
So now we finally see a plausible reason for the arson attacks, even as some continue push the “eco-terrorist” speculation angle, which never had a shred of evidence to back it up.